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Royal Engineers TA Help Please

Michael_Ingram

master brummie
Can anyone give me information about this photo please? The sixteen year old lad leaning on the tent on the left is my dad Alf Ingram. For instance what is the caption short for?
Part of it could be, for instance
Southern Company (Command) Signals:?: Royal Engineers (TerritorialsL. 1913
But I am partly guesseing.
Does anyone recognize their dad or grandad perhaps?
Any information you could add would be very helpful
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barrie

master brummie
This from Wikipedia;

In 1870, 'C' Telegraph Troop, Royal Engineers, was founded under Captain Montague Lambert. The Troop was the first formal professional body of signallers in the British Army and its duty was to provide communications for a field army by means of visual signalling, mounted orderlies and telegraph. By 1871, 'C' Troop had expanded in size from 2 officers and 133 other ranks to 5 officers and 245 other ranks. In 1879, 'C' Troop first saw action during the Anglo-Zulu War. On 1 May 1884, 'C' Troop was amalgamated with the 22nd and 34th Companies, Royal Engineers, to form the Telegraph Battalion Royal Engineers; 'C' Troop formed the 1st Division (Field Force, based at Aldershot) while the two Royal Engineers companies formed the 2nd Division (Postal and Telegraph, based in London). Signalling was the responsibility of the Telegraph Battalion until 1908, when the Royal Engineers Signal Service was formed. As such it provided communications during World War I. It was about this time that motorcycle despatch riders and wireless sets were introduced into service

My father joined the newly formed Royal Corps of Signals in 1924 at Catterick Camp in North Yorkshire.

Barrie.
 

barrie

master brummie
Do you have his army records and medal details? They are on Ancestry, if you don't have access to them, let me know and I will get them for you.

Barrie
 

Michael_Ingram

master brummie
Yes I have the army records Barrie. Did you get Wheeler Street from Ancestry? As you probably know half of the WW1 records were burnt in WW2. I have copies of some of dad's but they are slightly charred and so incomplete. Being in the RE doesn't make it easy to build up a picture of his experience in the war as they were all over the place. However, you are confirming that I am looking in the right direction; I have only recently got the signals clue. Here is dad a little later which reinforces this.
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barrie

master brummie
On the 1918 Absent Voters List he is shown at No 169 Wheeler Street. He is shown as 74110 Pnr (Pioneer) 1st Signal Company. Royal Engineers.
 

Michael_Ingram

master brummie
Many thanks Barrie I have the rest but it was the number of the company that I couldn't locate. I also know that he served with Captain Herman Charles Hannam-Clark as his batman
 

terry carter

Birmingham Pals
S.C. did stand for 'Southern Command' and their HQ was Great Brook Street Barracks.

The Barracks have long gone. The large tract of land where the barracks stood encompassed by Great Brook Street, Windsor Street, Vauxhall Road and Barrack Street, is now occupied by the Ashcroft Estate that was built in the 1930’s.

Terry
 

marklew

New Member
Micheal
Very interesting post. My grandfarther was in the same signers company and joined 1913 as well and was discharged in 1919 because of sickness and died of TB in 1927 my grandmother also died a few years later. I have documented what I know about him on lives of the First World War IWM website his name is Sapper Samuel Arthur marklew
British Army, Royal Engineers,
Service #502082
Kind regards
James
 

Sheila Eastwood

proper brummie kid
Can anyone give me information about this photo please? The sixteen year old lad leaning on the tent on the left is my dad Alf Ingram. For instance what is the caption short for?
Part of it could be, for instance
Southern Company (Command) Signals:?: Royal Engineers (TerritorialsL. 1913
But I am partly guesseing.
Does anyone recognize their dad or grandad perhaps?
Any information you could add would be very helpful
View attachment 76503
 

Sheila Eastwood

proper brummie kid
I think this is my Uncle, I have a later picture of him, i'm sure its the same guy. Do you know any other names of brothers/sisters he had, I believe my mom is his sister, Hilda. Unfortunately when I was growing up we did not have any contact with moms side of the family, but I know my uncle served in Burma, and he was in the travelling fair.
 

Michael_Ingram

master brummie
He had a sister-in-law Hilda married to his brother Samuel. A sister Rene, a sister Lily, brothers Arthur, Samuel, and Stanley, mother Elizabeth and father Samuel. My dad and his brothers all served in WW1
 

marklew

New Member
Can anyone give me information about this photo please? The sixteen year old lad leaning on the tent on the left is my dad Alf Ingram. For instance what is the caption short for?
Part of it could be, for instance
Southern Company (Command) Signals:?: Royal Engineers (TerritorialsL. 1913
But I am partly guesseing.
Does anyone recognize their dad or grandad perhaps?
Any information you could add would be very helpful
View attachment 76503
 

maypolebaz

master brummie
Marklew is a name you don't come across very often.
In Alsager, Cheshire, there is a headstone for a Marklew, Connaught Rangers, died 1918.
 

marklew

New Member
Can anyone give me information about this photo please? The sixteen year old lad leaning on the tent on the left is my dad Alf Ingram. For instance what is the caption short for?
Part of it could be, for instance
Southern Company (Command) Signals:?: Royal Engineers (TerritorialsL. 1913
But I am partly guesseing.
Does anyone recognize their dad or grandad perhaps?
Any information you could add would be very helpful
View attachment 76503
Can anyone give me information about this photo please? The sixteen year old lad leaning on the tent on the left is my dad Alf Ingram. For instance what is the caption short for?
Part of it could be, for instance
Southern Company (Command) Signals:?: Royal Engineers (TerritorialsL. 1913
But I am partly guesseing.
Does anyone recognize their dad or grandad perhaps?
Any information you could add would be very helpful
View attachment 76503
Can anyone give me information about this photo please? The sixteen year old lad leaning on the tent on the left is my dad Alf Ingram. For instance what is the caption short for?
Part of it could be, for instance
Southern Company (Command) Signals:?: Royal Engineers (TerritorialsL. 1913
But I am partly guesseing.
Does anyone recognize their dad or grandad perhaps?
Any information you could add would be very helpful
View attachment 76503
Hi I've a similar photo for my grandfather who was in the TA signals company from Birmingham and id say this is possibly at the same camp he went on to serve through the first world war. please feel free to contact me for further information and see attached photo which is poor resolution but i will get the original photo from my mum and copy it correctly. also see my comments in this post regarding my Grandfather.
 

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